alexa Death of a psychiatric patient during physical restraint. Excited delirium--a case report.


Journal of Nursing & Care

Author(s): Morrison A, Sadler D

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Abstract We report the case of a young man with a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia and multiple drug abuse who died in hospital following a period of prolonged physical restraint. The literature is reviewed, possible factors contributing to death discussed and measures which may reduce the incidence of such deaths in the future highlighted.
This article was published in Med Sci Law and referenced in Journal of Nursing & Care

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